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    If you plan to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year, please remember historically it is one of the deadliest times to be on the roads. While we don’t want to ruin the celebration, these facts from NHTSA are sobering: In 2019 alone, 57 people were killed in drunk-driving crashes over the St. Patrick’s Day period…

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    Speeding is one of the most common aggressive driving behaviors. It’s also one of the deadliest. Over the past five years, speed has been a contributing factor in an average of more than 9,000 crashes in Maryland annually, accounting for 16% of all crash-related fatalities in the state. These crashes were preventable. All drivers should…

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    When you’re intoxicated and get behind the wheel, you might not be thinking about being pulled over for a DUI. You may convince yourself that you drive just as well under the influence, sometimes better, because you think you’re driving more carefully. If you do consider the possibility of being pulled over, you will likely…

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    There are significant spikes in impaired driving crashes on holidays and weekends. That’s why law enforcement officers often set up sobriety checkpoints at these times. In some areas, law enforcement agencies increase patrols (known as saturation patrols) to watch for impaired driving behaviors. In others, they set up roadblock-style checkpoints where all drivers are stopped…

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    When people drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol, they’re a danger to themselves and everyone else on the road. Far too many lives are lost each year in impaired driving crashes. If you see someone driving erratically or showing signs they may be impaired, notifying law enforcement may save a life. Most impaired…

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    Many people spend at least part of their workday in a car. Their work may involve driving as part of their job responsibilities or they commute to their workplace. Drivers face numerous distractions during these times and may feel obligated to deal with (or think about) work while in transit. Anything that takes your eyes…

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    While driving, anything that takes your eyes off the road, your hands off the wheel, or your mind off driving is dangerous. Distracted driving is most often associated with cellphones but they’re not the only cause. Here are some of the most common driver distractions contributing to vehicle crashes. 1. Cellphones Cellphones are one of…

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    Texting is one of the most distracting tasks you can perform while driving because it involves visual, manual, and cognitive distractions. Despite this, many people cannot resist the temptation to text and drive. They tell themselves their text is too important to wait or that they’re choosing a “safe” time to text. The truth is…

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    One of the best ways to stay safe as a pedestrian is to follow all pedestrian safety laws. These laws are in place to make it clear who has the right of way and who should yield every time you encounter a car. These situations leave little room for error.  As a pedestrian, you don’t…